[ mon-uh-klahyn ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌklaɪn /
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a monoclinal structure or fold.
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Origin of monocline
First recorded in 1875–80; back formation from monoclinal
Words nearby monocline
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British Dictionary definitions for monocline
/ (ˈmɒnəʊˌklaɪn) /
a local steepening in stratified rocks with an otherwise gentle dip
Derived forms of monoclinemonoclinal, adjective, nounmonoclinally, adverb
Word Origin for monocline
C19: from mono- + Greek klīnein to lean
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Scientific definitions for monocline
[ mŏn′ə-klīn′ ]
A set of rock layers that all slope downward from the horizontal in the same direction.
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